Nobody taught you how to build a secure partnership, and now you’re wondering if it's even possible to live with less friction.

You’re exhausted from looking for help only to feel misunderstood by those who don’t understand how your brain works.
Managing life is getting harder as your energy is drained by chaos on the calendar and in your home. Something needs to change.

We've got you, friend.

Partnership is a practice you can learn, and we’re eager to teach you how. We’ll spend time better understanding the nuances of doing life with someone who may or may not have a brain like yours.
Each session was thoughtfully designed with your greatest challenges in mind. You’ll walk away with deep insights and tangible actions to practice right away. 
If you’re ready to strengthen the connection and collaboration with your significant other, tuning into the ADHD Couples’ Palooza is a great step forward. The ADHD Couples’ Palooza is the first of its kind – three days of sessions focused on romantic relationships. 
Whether you’re currently in a relationship or hope to be, there is plenty to glean from this deep dive into partnering with neurodivergent people.
Join us the third weekend of January to build your toolkit and get to know others doing the work like you.

Our Sessions

There are NO scheduled times for Palooza sessions this year.

Each day’s sessions will be released at 7 am EST U.S. that morning and expire at 12 pm EST U.S. the following day. Video and audio will be available at no cost for 29 hours.

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Working With, Not For

Ari Tuckman, Psy.D.

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Couples struggle when it feels like one partner is in charge and the other one is taking orders—or not really taking them. In these imbalanced relationships, the partner with ADHD feels like they are working for the non-ADHD partner. Or the non-ADHD partner feels like they are working as their partner’s external executive functions. We want to help couples create a more balanced relationship of equals working with each other. Part of this requires that they manage the ADHD more effectively, but it also means that they need to negotiate differences and preferences more effectively.



Ari Tuckman, PsyD, CST has given more than 600 presentations and routinely earns excellent reviews for his ability to make complicated information understandable and useful. He is the author of four books: “ADHD After Dark: Better Sex Life, Better Relationship”, “Understand Your Brain, Get More Done”, “More Attention, Less Deficit” and “Integrative Treatment for Adult ADHD”. His “More Attention, Less Deficit” podcast has more than 100 episodes and almost three million downloads. He is a psychologist and sex therapist in private practice in West Chester, PA, and co-chair of the CHADD conference committee.

ADHD and People of Color: Acknowledging Your Unique Narratives

Brandi Walker, Ph.D.

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Dr. Walker has an earnest desire to further what is known about ADHD and provide therapeutic expertise and researched-informed support to families that are impacted. She is a Howard University and University of Maryland alumni and an Army Clinical Psychologist and faculty member at Womack Army Medical Center at Fort Bragg, NC. Brandi is an active-duty Major who works directly with service members and their families, in addition to developing initiatives and collaborations that are in sync with the Army’s Holistic Health and Fitness programming. Brandi has spent the last seven years working with various hospitals, clinics, and schools conducting research on children with ADHD, their family and various sleep variables and environmental factors of influence. Dr. Walker’s community efforts entail collaboratively initiating the Prince George’s County (Maryland) CHADD (Children and Adults with ADHS) Chapter and CHADD’s Southern Regional Support Center. Brandi also focuses attention and advocacy to diversity, inclusion, equity, and intersectionality awareness training and practices. She serves as acting chair and chair past of the Diversity in the Military Committee, of the APA’s Society of Military Psychology and also serves as the ECP (Early Career Psychologist) on the Commission for the Recognition of Specialties and Sub-Specialties in Professional Psychology (CRSPPP) of the APA.

Why Can’t We Just Follow Through? A Practical Approach to a Complex Problem

Lynne Edris

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Clients often come to me and ask for help with “communication” to improve their relationships. While effective communication is key to any solid partnership, of course, there is often an underlying problem that has more to do with how and if one partner follows through on what the other partner wants and/or needs. Lynne Edris will pull back the curtain on what it takes for us to do what we need and want to do, and share her practical approach that will change how you think about, and how you talk about, what it takes to get stuff done.


ENCORE BONUS: Pillars of Productivity Assessment



Lynne Edris is a Productivity Coach and co-host of the award-winning ADHD Support Talk podcast. For over 15 years, she has helped thousands of adults from all over the world learn to take control of their days, accomplish what they intend more easily and perform at the level of their abilities consistently so that they have more time and more energy for what matters most to them. Her clients are smart, capable professionals whose struggles with disorganization, procrastination, poor time-management and weak follow-through keep them from reaching their potential and, as a woman with ADHD herself, Lynne has been where her clients are. She’s gone from living in constant chaos, overwhelm and under-performance, to living a life of more fulfillment & success than she once dreamed was possible, and she believes every client can do the same. As a busy entrepreneur, Lynne was named among the Top 7 ADHD Coaches and a Power 50 Woman in Business. Her most treasured accomplishments are being the proud wife of more than 30 years to the partner she calls “the most amazing, but least ADD man in the world, ” and mom to two young adults. Learn more about Lynne at

Dealing with Emotional Volatility in ADHD-Impacted Relationships

Melissa Orlov

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Do you feel as if you are walking on eggshells around your partner?  Do you or your partner regularly erupt into yelling, defensiveness or irritation?  Feel quickly overwhelmed and shut down?  Emotional dysregulation is a core component of ADHD, and learning to manage emotional volatility is a key component of successfully turning around your relationship.  In this session Melissa discusses the latest information on what causes the high emotions in both partners, along with specific strategies you can use to start to bring emotions under control.  It’s critical information for any couple struggling in an ADHD-impacted relationship.




Melissa Orlov is the founder of, and author of two award-winning books on the impact of ADHD in relationships – The ADHD Effect on Marriage (2010) and The Couple’s Guide to Thriving with ADHD (2014). She is considered one of the foremost authorities on the topic of how ADHD impacts adult relationships.

A marriage consultant, Melissa helps ADHD-affected couples from around the world re-balance their relationships and learn to thrive through her seminars, consulting and books. She also teaches marriage counselors and other professionals about effective marriage therapy for couples impacted by ADHD. Orlov blogs for Psychology Today and at, where she also hosts a large community of adults learning about ADHD in relationships. She has been interviewed by many, including the New York Times, CNN, Today, and US News and World Report. Ms. Orlov is a cum laude graduate of Harvard College.

Lived Experience

Elaine & David Taylor-Klaus

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Elaine and David Taylor-Klaus share their ADHD relationship at the helm of a “complex” family with surprising insights and poignant revelations.


ENCORE BONUS:  Top 10 Ways to Stop Meltdowns in Their Tracks



Elaine Taylor-Klaus, MCC, CPCC and David Taylor-Klaus, MCC, CPCC are partners in life and in work. As coaches and trusted advisors, they are passionate about bringing insights and growth to their clients; as parents, they have partnered for 30+ years to empower their three kids to grow into successful, independent young adults. They are grounded in the belief that playful, respectful collaboration infuses relationships, both personal and professional, with balance & energy. At Touchstone Coaching, Elaine and David inspire their clients to overcome the overwhelm of growing a business & growing a family by designing & creating the kind of Life/Work rhythm that produces profitable businesses and thriving families. In addition to providing executive coaching for parents at Touchstone Coaching, Elaine is also the co-founder and CEO of, a virtual training and coaching resource that supports thousands of parents of complex kids, teens, and young adults across the world. David is the CEO of where he re-introduces successful entrepreneurs to their families, guiding them to create the life they want and the business to support it.

Elaine is the author of The Essential Guide to Parenting Complex Kids with ADHD, Anxiety, and More ( ) and David is the author of Mindset Mondays with DTK: 52 Ways to Rewire Your Thinking and Transform Your Life (

Lived Experience

Rachel Ellis & Alan Brown

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Alan Brown and Rachel Ellis discuss how they have created a stress-less relationship by acknowledging and working with ADHD and other health issues.



Rachel Ellis has been exploring natural healing methods as a health/life-hacker for over twenty years and with the help of some amazing practitioners has self-healed from PCOS, Chronic Pain/Fatigue and other vitality-stealing symptoms. Rachel is a master-level colon hydrotherapist, lymphatic therapist and detox chef. She came up with the name Longevity Lounge when the business was founded in 2014 and at the time occupied a tiny one-room 150sq ft space but the vision was always clear: Longevity Lounge is a high-vibe-hive where EVERYONE is welcome to come together for support, education, inspiration and celebration. Her goal is for her life/body/business to be calibrated to Love and aligned with Mother Nature.



An ADHD/productivity coach and host of Crusher™TV (, Alan P. Brown is the creative force behind ADD Crusher™, the award-winning video series designed for ADHD teens and adults. Undiagnosed for decades, Alan’s untreated ADHD manifested in underachievement, failed relationships, substance abuse, and worse. Once diagnosed, he found it difficult to learn coping strategies from books, so he developed his own evidence-based “brain hack” strategies while building a successful advertising career and several start-ups. A featured presenter at ADHD conferences in the U.S. and abroad and a TEDx speaker, he is the #1 best-selling author of Zen and the Art of Productivity. Get Alan’s free eBook, “5 Things You’re Doing Every Day that Make Your ADHD Worse” at

Partnering for Peace, Productivity and Reaching Your Potential

Alan Brown

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As one prominent ADHD coach puts it, “It’s hard to be an ADHD family.” And likewise, it can be hard to be an ADHD couple. But even the most fraught relationships can be turned into a partnership that can result in more peace and productivity, and even help both parties reach their potential. ADHD/productivity coach Alan P. Brown shares the 4 Elements of Partnering – Understanding, Expectations/Contracts, Accountability and Re-Negotiation – that can help all involved to not only have more harmony, but to create more good habits, quit bad ones, and even achieve your biggest goals.


BONUS FOR ENCORE: Cheatsheet — How I crush my ADHD every day, with or without my meds.



An ADHD/productivity coach and host of Crusher™TV (, Alan P. Brown is the creative force behind ADD Crusher™, the award-winning video series designed for ADHD teens and adults. Undiagnosed for decades, Alan’s untreated ADHD manifested in underachievement, failed relationships, substance abuse, and worse. Once diagnosed, he found it difficult to learn coping strategies from books, so he developed his own evidence-based “brain hack” strategies while building a successful advertising career and several start-ups. A featured presenter at ADHD conferences in the U.S. and abroad and a TEDx speaker, he is the #1 best-selling author of Zen and the Art of Productivity. Get Alan’s free eBook, “5 Things You’re Doing Every Day that Make Your ADHD Worse” at

ADHD Relationships: Are You the Kite or the Kite Holder?

Laurie Dupar

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ADHD Relationships: Are You the Kite or the Kite Holder?

In your ADHD relationship, is there one person who is vivacious, spontaneous and an outside-the-box thinker? Ah, you probably have a “Kite” on your team. But without a calm tether, Kites can fly too high, break their string and eventually crash and burn. They need a “Kite-holder” so they stay safe. That’s exactly what Laurie Dupar talks about in this innovative approach to relationships. Find out whether you are the “Kite” or the “Kite holder.” And don’t be surprised if you spend some time as each one on occasion!




Laurie Dupar is a  trained Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, 17 year veteran ADHD life coach and director of the International ADHD Coach Training Center ( Using her unparalleled expertise in both the neuroscience and behavior management of ADHD, Laurie works with private clients who want to finally understand how their brain works, minimize their challenges and get things done! In 2015 she founded the ICF (International Coach Federation) approved International ADHD Coach Training Center ( where she trains and mentors emerging ADHD coaches to help them make a living while making a difference. Laurie is the co-author and editor of the #1 Amazon bestseller series, the ADHD Awareness Book Project, that includes titles such as: “365 Ways to Succeed with ADHD”, “Inspirational ways to Succeed with ADHD” and “Wacky Ways to Succeed with ADHD.” She is a sought after speaker and presenter nationally and internationally on topics of ADHD and coaching.  Download her complimentary eBook, “Brain Surfing and 31 Other Awesome Qualities of ADHD” at www.coaching  To find out if you have what it takes to be an ADHD coach, take the online assessment at

Navigating the thorny path of Rejection Sensitivity Dysphoria (RSD) in Relationships

Sharon Saline, Psy.D.

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Do you ever feel so devastated by the criticism from a partner that you struggle to rebound? Is it tough to avoid shame about things you do without thinking and regret later? Perhaps you are the partner of somebody with ADHD who hears any constructive feedback as blame, judgment or disapproval and then falls apart. Rejection Sensitivity Dysphoria (RSD), a common co-existing condition with ADHD, can strongly impact relationships and create toxic patterns of interaction in couples. Since people with RSD struggle with letting go of past hurts and experience heightened emotional sensitivity, it can be very complicated for couples to manage conflict, discuss delicate subjects and process emotions successfully. Dr. Sharon Saline, author, clinician, speaker and consultant, will show you how to manage the special challenges that arise in these relationships. She’ll teach you how both partners can regulate better and handle challenging conversations with less blame, negativity and over-personalizing while fostering connection and closeness.



Dr. Sharon Saline is the author of the award-winning book, What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew: Working Together to Empower Kids for Success in School and Life and The ADHD solution card deck.  She specializes in working with neurodiverse children, teens, young adults and families and consults with schools internationally. Dr. Saline aims to help outside-the-box thinkers improve executive functioning and social-emotional skills while also building effective communication tools and self-esteem. She is a part-time lecturer at the Smith College School for Social Work, blogger for, serves on the editorial board of and hosts a bi-weekly Facebook Live event for Learn more at

Two Rules for a Successful Coupling

Tamara Rosier, Ph.D.

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Research tells us that on average those with ADHD have less happy romantic and significant relationships. Learn these simple rules to change the dynamics of your relationships and learn to love better.



Dr. Rosier has been a college administrator, a professor, a leadership consultant, a high school teacher, a business owner, and an ADHD coach. Through those adventures, Dr. Rosier has developed valuable insight into ADHD and how it affects one’s life. As founder of the ADHD Center of West Michigan, she leads a team of coaches, therapists, and speech pathologists to help individuals, parents, and families develop an understanding and learn effective skills to live with ADHD effectively. Her book, Your Brain’s Not Broken, provides strategies for navigating the powerful emotional aspect of ADHD.

Couples, ADHD & Creating Change

Monica & Jon Hassall

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ADHD changes both of us. The partner with ADHD often feels that they can’t reliably deliver their intentions and is unhappy with how they deal with it and their partner’s expectations and disappointment. The partner without ADHD often feels that trying to address the issues in the relationship pushes them into a role they don’t want, and behaving in a way that they don’t feel is them, but without choice.

To begin to change this dynamic we need to approach the relationship with awareness, understanding, acceptance, shared experimentation, and collaborative adaptation.

Monica and Jonathan approach working with couples in the presence of ADHD by:

1. Awareness – in this case, identifying the emotional trigger situations
2. Understanding – how ADHD contributes via EF – in turn the solution
3. Acceptance – how both have changed, shared objectives, what can be corrected and what needs to be accommodated
4. Experiment – that to get something different we will need to create an experiment that will feel unnatural and even uncomfortable
5. Adapt – that every change will include failure at some point. Sustainable change (adaptation) comes from noticing the failure and learning opportunity for change, embracing it as something to be solved, and creating a new change.



Monica Hassall is an ADHD and Executive function Coach, from Australia. Her coaching journey started in 2012 when she and her husband Jonathan started ADHD Coach training and subsequently created “Connect ADHD Coaching” She presented at the International Conference for ADHD in 2018 and 2019 , and 2020 and 2021. She presented at the Australian ADHD Conference in 2019- on “The Fourth F- Fight, Flight Freeze, or …Fib?”. And also again in 2022. Monica’s work has been published in ADDitude magazine and also ATTENTION magazine. She runs a Live ADHD Parenting program as well as working with adults of all ages with ADHD. Monica’s goal is to curate knowledge to work closely with her clients incorporating information and practices from a variety of sources. These include the most current Neuroscience, Traditional philosophies, Eastern Teachings, Mindfulness and Coaching Principles.



Jonathan is an ADHD & Executive Function Coach and director of Connect ADHD Coaching, providing services internationally from Brisbane, Australia. His background includes psychiatric services and as Scientific Advisor for ADHD in the pharmaceutical industry. Jonathan trained as a an ADHD coach through the US and offers individual and group programs for people with ADHD. Jonathan is a regular speaker at national ADHD meetings in Australian and US. He is a board member of ADDA and a published author.

His focus includes the translation of relevant executive function theory to facilitate individuals with ADHD finding and embracing their “neuro-native” state supporting adaptation and realisation of potential.

Shifting Perspectives to "Un-stick" your ADHD relationship

Dulce Torres, LPC-S

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Before launching her full-time coaching practice, Dulce spent over 20 years as a licensed professional counselor, consultant, and mentor. She provides mental health services and also supervises and trains new clinicians. Fast forward to 2008, when Dulce started her journey as a trained Life Coach and specialist as an ADHD/ Executive Function Coach. Dulce holds two certifications in coaching as a board-certified and associate-certified coach. She is also a Certify Full Focus Planner coach.
Dulce offers individual transformative coaching, group coaching, consultation, and mentoring, as well as a recognized keynote speaker on Creating New Habits, Self-Emotional Regulation, and High-Performance Organizational Skills.

Lived Experience

Evelyn Polk Green, M.S.Ed

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Evelyn Polk Green shares the challenges of being an ADHD caregiver for a partner in declining health.



Evelyn Polk Green, M.S.Ed., is a past president of ADDA and CHADD. Diagnosed with ADHD, she is the mother of two adult sons, Perry and Robert, both of whom also have ADHD. Evelyn works as an administrator with the Chicago Public Schools, planning professional development programs for early childhood special education professionals and families. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from National Louis University and a master’s degree from Northern Illinois University.

Lived Experience

Victor Roggli, M.D. & Linda Roggli, PCC

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Linda and Victor Roggli talk about ADHD plus OCD, missed overseas flights and the importance of taking responsibility for your own ‘stuff.’



Linda Roggli is the creator of the ADHD Palooza series, a Professional Certified Coach (PCC), award-winning author and founder of the A-D-Diva Network for ADHD women 40-and-better. She is recognized as expert in midlife and senior ADHD.


The online Palooza series now includes ADHD Women, ADHD Parents and ADHD Couples. Linda’s book Confessions of an ADDiva-midlife in the non-linear lane won first prize for women’s issues in the prestigious Next Generation Indy Book Awards competition. She regularly hosts workshops, organizing groups and retreats for ADHD women at



Victor Roggli, MD is a Professor of Pathology at Duke University Medical Center where he specializes in pulmonary pathology. He has been published in more than 240 peer-reviewed articles and contributed chapters to 40 books. He is the author of Pathology of Asbestos Associated Diseases and four other medical books.

Most importantly (and more pertinent to today’s topic), he celebrated his 30th wedding anniversary to Linda Roggli in 2021 and lives in Durham, NC. Linda and Victor have worked with ADHD couples since 2012 through couples retreats and coaching. He is the first to give credit to his wife for this accomplishment but he holds his own in any discussion of what makes a healthy relationship.

Q&A for ADHD Couples’

Sunday, January 22, 2023

12-2 pm Eastern (NYC Time)

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Patricia and Dominic Sung
Patricia and Dominic Sung
Duane Gordon and Linda Walker
Duane Gordon and Linda Walker
Bex Taylor-Klaus and Alicia Sixtos
Bex Taylor-Klaus and Alicia Sixtos
Victor and Linda Roggli
Victor and Linda Roggli

FINALLY, someone is dedicating an entire event to supporting couples managing ADHD.

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